We photographed Trace’s Senior Portrait Session at the Train Station. In Venice, we have a unique opportunity to photograph people on the train tracks because it is a disjointed section that does not connect to any form of train transportation. Therefore, there is no danger to our clients or us. Beside the track, there are a number of interesting places that present a lot of photography opportunities including a caboose. The wheels of the caboose provided a unique background for this handsome high school senior. Trace’s Mom also added a Cap and Gown Session to complete the order. And then we imposed one of the Cap and Gown images to Trace’s cell phone image. Mom and Trace loved it!
Family Portraits taken at the Beach is the most popular location for our clients. The blue sky and white sand provides an amazing background for family photography sessions. During the pre-session consultation, we discuss the various family groupings for the session. We offer our suggestions and then ask them if there is any other grouping they would like to be photographed. The results are happy Clients as they place their order!
Each year in downtown Venice, the Corvettes of Venice Club hosts a car show for other Corvette Clubs from other parts of Florida. In the morning, the car owners spend a lot of time detailing their cars to get them ready for the judging later in the day. From the gazebo, a DJ is playing oldies and car songs, perfect for this type of event. Vendors are also there selling food and various products. The Venice residents took advantage of the nice weather to stroll around and see Corvette models ranging from the 50’s to 2018.
At times, we are commissioned to create a Business Portrait of all the employees of a company. We photograph each employee individually. We then clip each subject to a transparent background. We assemble each person paying close attention that the heights are correct. That is the trickiest part! Once all the employees are assembled, we create different backgrounds. The following images are several different backgrounds. Our clients liked the last one. It was our favorite as well.
Dark Gray Background
Gray Gradient Background
The client liked the last image. We did too. We also darkened the tops of the feet of two of the ladies. Needless to say, our client was very happy!
Last fall, we took a trip to Virginia. While there we toured Thomas Jefferson’s beautiful home, Monticello. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable. We learned a lot about Thomas Jefferson and how life was at that time. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello was run like a small town. He had slaves who worked on the land and in the house. They grew the food, made the meals, made their clothes, etc. They did it all at Monticello. The ironic thing that was mentioned in our tour is that Jefferson was remembered as a man who did not believe in slavery. Yet, he had slaves. It is also rumored he had fathered six children with one of his slaves, Sally Hemings. Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 in Shadwell, VA. He died in his bed in Monticello on July 4, 1826. He was a draftsman of the Declaration of Independence and also served as the third President of the United States. While we were not allowed to take pictures inside, we took several outside!
Each year on October 31st, the children of Venice gather at Centennial Park to start the parade that winds down Venice Avenue. The children look adorable in their creative costumes. And sometimes the parents get dressed up as well. Following the parade, the Venice Avenue shop owners pass out candy to the children returning from the parade. This delightful tradition happens each year in historic downtown Venice.
With her bubbly personality, Brittany was so much fun to photograph. We photographed her in several outfit changes including her golf outfit that she wore when she played golf for Venice High School. And she also brought her favorite driver to complete the look! After which we went outside to a local park to finish the session. When we book Senior Sessions, we find out what each senior’s interests are. We then incorporate that in their session. After all, it is all about them!
This beautiful home with a long lake view is nestled in the prestigious Sawgrass Community. Leaded glass double door entry opens to a foyer and flows through beautiful living room to sliders with a pool and lake view. The kitchen has new stainless-steel appliances, Corian counter-tops, island, tile back-splash and a closet pantry. A breakfast nook with aquarium window overlooks pool. The kitchen opens to large family room with sliders to lanai/pool area. A pocket door closes off the two guest bedrooms with zoned A/C. A great master suite features two closets, one a large walk-in, with sliders to the lanai, and large bath with dual vanities, garden tub and large Roman shower. There is a covered lanai and caged pool area with an outdoor shower. The house also includes crown molding, plantation shutters and a newer carpet in the family room and master bedroom.
With digital photography comes the power of clipping a subject out from the image and placing them on another background. When we photograph our clients, we use a basic light gray backdrop. We can go with that color, or clip out the client and place them against another color. This offers our clients a variety of backgrounds they can use. For Charleen with Compass Property Management, we clipped her out and placed on six different backgrounds. Which one do you like the best?
Most of our clients chose to have her family portraits done at the beach. And while the beach is an awesome setting, a park is a great place as well. With a park setting, you have trees and foliage as your backdrop. Clothing colors should also conform. While lighter clothing is preferred for the beach, darker clothing, jeans, brown, blues or green tones are a great compliment in a park setting. If you are looking for something different, consider being photographed at the park!